Dr. Lieberman

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Office: B307 Tuttle North
Phone: (585) 395-5361
E-mail: llieberm@brockport.edu

Education

  • PhD, Orgeon State University
  • MS, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse
  • BS, West Chester University

Area(s) of Specialty

  • Adapted physical education, especially children with sensory impairments

Research Interest(s)

  • Children who are blind, deaf, deaf-blind in physical education, sport, recreation, and inclusion strategies

Books

Eighteen books published and two in press (9 books related to visual impairments or deafblindness)
 
  • Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2018). Strategies for inclusion; Physical 
    Education for all. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • Grenier, M., & Lieberman, L.J. (Eds) (2018). Physical education for children with  moderate to severe disabilities. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

  • Lieberman, L.J. (2017) Camp Abilities Start-Up Manual

  • Lieberman, L.J., Haibach, P. (2016). Motor development for children with visual impairments. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

  • Lieberman, L.J., Haegele, J.A., & Marquez, M. (2015). Possibilities: Recreation experiences of individuals who are deafblind. (e-book) Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind

  • Lieberman, L., Snell, L., Cruz, L., & Brown, P. (2014). Journey to wholeness: Voices of women living with disabilities. New York, NY: Linus Publications.

  • Lieberman, L.J., Ponchillia, P., & Ponchillia, S. (2013). Physical education and sport for individuals who are visually impaired or deafblind: Foundations of instruction. New York, NY: American Federation of the Blind Press.

  • Aillaud, C., & Lieberman, L.J. (2013). Everybody plays: How children with visual impairments play sports. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

  • Hodge, S., Lieberman, L.J., Murata, N. (2012). Essentials of teaching physical education: Culture, diversity, and inclusion. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcom Hathaway Publishers

  • Kowalski, E., & Lieberman, L. (Eds.)(2011). Assessment for everyone: Modifying NASPE assessments to include all children.  Reston, VA: National Association for Sport & Physical Education.

  • Lieberman, L.J., & Cowart, J. (2011). Games for people with sensory impairments (2nd ed.). Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

  • Columna, L., & Lieberman L.(eds) (2011). Overcoming language barriers through physical education: Using sign language and Spanish to engage everyone! Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • Schedlin, H., & Lieberman, L.J. (2011). Sports for everyone: A handbook for starting sports camps for children with visual impairments. Watertown, MA: Perkins Publishing.

  • Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2009). Strategies for Inclusion (2nd ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • Lieberman, L.J. (ed.) (2007). A Paraprofessional training guide for physical education. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • Lieberman, L.J., Modell, S., Jackson, I. (2006). Going PLACES: A transition guide to physical activity for youth with visual impairments. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

  • Hodge, S., Murata, N., Block, M., & Lieberman, L.J. (2003) Case studies in adapted physical education. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcom Hathaway Publishers.

  • Lieberman, L.J., Houston-Wilson, C.,  (2002). Strategies for inclusion: A handbook for physical educators. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • Lieberman, L., & Cowart, J. (1996).  Games for People with Sensory Impairments:   Strategies for Including Individuals of All Ages. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers.

     

Articles

125 Articles in refereed journals   
64 research based and 52research to practice
5 in press
15 book chapters

 
 

  • Santos de Oliveira, P., van Munster, M., de Souza, J., Lieberman, L.J. (in press). Adapted Physical Education collaborative consulting: A systematic literature review, 

  • Stribing, A., Petersen, S., Lieberman, L.J., Haibach, P., & Brian, A. (in press). Factors that influence the performance of motor skills of children with visual impairments and blindness: Barriers and solutions, Palaestra, accepted

  • Linsenbigler, K., Petersen, S., & Lieberman, L.J. (in press). Barriers to physical activity for children with visual impairments: How far have we come and where do we still need to go? Palaestra, accepted

  • Brian, A., Haegele, J., Nesbitt, D., Lieberman, L., Bostick, L., Taunton, S., & Stodden, D. (in press). Perceptions of motor competence for children with and without visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, accepted

  • Lieberman, L.J., & Kirk, T.N., Haegele, J.A (in press). Physical education and transition planning experiences relating to recreation among adults who are deafblind: A recall analysis. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, accepted

  • Gasperetti, B.A., Foley, J.T., Yang, S., Columna, L., & Lieberman, L.J. (2018). Comparison of three interactive video games for youth with visual impairments. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 36, 31-41.

  • Tanure Alves, M.L., de Almeida, J.G., Lieberman, L.J., Duarte, E. (2017). Physical education classes and inclusion of children with disability: Brazilian teachers’perspectives, Movimento: Revista da Escola de Educação Física, DOI: 10.22456/1982-8918.66851

  • Samalot, A., Van Munster, M.A., Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2017).
    Content validation of the Individualized Education Plan applied to physical education: Spanish version. Estudios Pedagogicos, 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07052017000200016 
    Brian, A., Lieberman, L., Grenier, M., Egan, C., & Taunton, S. (2017). 50 million strong for all: Universally designed CSPAP to align with APE best practices. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 88, 30-36.

  • Lieberman, L.J., Brian, A., & Grenier, M. (2017). Validation of the Lieberman/Brian Inclusion Rating Scale for Physical Education (LIRSPE). European Physical Education Review, 1-4, DOI: 10.1177/1356336X17733595

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    Samalot, A., & Lieberman, L.J. (2017). Adapted Physical Educators current involvement in the IEP process. Palaestra, 31, 22-27.

  • Haegele, J., Brian, A., & Lieberman, L. (2017). Social Cognitive Theory determinants of physical activity among adults with visual impairments. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, DOI 10.1007/s10882-017-9562-0

  • Starkoff, B., Lenz, E.K., Lieberman, L.J., Foley, J.T., Too, D. (2017). Physical activity
    patterns of adults with visual impairments. British Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 35, 130-142.

  • Tindall, D. W., Foley, J.T., Beets, M. W., Lieberman, L.J. (2017). Physical activity levels of children with visual impairments during an adapted sports camp, British Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 35, 143-153.

  • Furtado, O.L.P.C., Lieberman, L.J., Gutierrez, G.L. (2017). Sport summer camp for children and youth with visual impairment: Descriptive case study of Camp Abilities, British Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 35, 154-164.

  • Lieberman, L.J., Cavanagh, L., Haegele, J.A., Aiello, R., Wilson, W. (2017). The modified physical education class; An option for the least restrictive environment, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 88, 10-16.

  • Lieberman, L., J., & Linsenbigler, K. (2017). Teaching recreation activities to children who are visually impaired or deafblind. Palaestra, 31, 40-46

  • Lieberman, L.J. (2017). Teaching children who are visually impaired. In J.P. Winnick, & D. Porretta, D. Adapted Physical Education & Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • Lieberman, L.J. (2017). Teaching children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. In J.P. Winnick, & D. Poretta, D. Adapted Physical Education & Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • De Schipper, T., Lieberman, L.J., & Moody, B., (2017). Kids like me, we go lightly on the head: Experiences of children with a visual impairment on the physical self-concept. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 35(1), 55-68.

  • Ratcliff, J.J., Lieberman, L.J., Miller, A.K., Pace, B. (2016). Bullying as a source of posttraumatic growth for individuals with visual impairments. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 10.1007/s10882-016-9523-z

  • Haegele, J.A., & Lieberman, L.J. (2016). The current status of physical education at schools for the blind in the US. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 110, 323-334.

  • Colgan, J., Bopp, M., Starkoff, B. & Lieberman, L.J. (2016). Fitness wearables and youth with visual impairments: implications for practice and application. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 110, 335-343.

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    Haegele, J.A., Zhu, X., Lee, J., Lieberman, L.J. (2016). Physical activity for adults with visual impairments: Impact of socio-demographic    factors. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 9(1), 3–14.

  • Starkoff, B., Lenz, E., Lieberman, L.J., & Foley, J. (2016). Sedentary behavior of adults with visual impairment. Disability and Health Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.005

  • Furtado, O., & Lieberman, L.J., Gutierrez, G.L. (2016). The outcomes of running a sports camp for children and youth with visual impairments on faculty members’ teaching, research, and service activities: A case study. Journal of Sport in Society, 0, 1-15.  doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2016.1225851

  • Tutuncu, O., & Lieberman, L.J. (2016). Accessibility of hotels for individuals with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 109

  • Lieberman, L.J., & Block, M.E. (2016). Inclusive settings in adapted physical education: A worldwide reality? In C. Ennis Handbook of Physical Education. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

  • Tindall, D., Foley, J., & Lieberman, L.J. (2016). Incorporating sport education roles for students with visual impairments and blindness as part of a sport camp experience. Palaestra, 30, 31-36.

  • Rutkowska, I., Lieberman, L.J., Bednarczuk, G., Bartosz, M., Kazimierska-Kowalewska, K., Marszalek, J., Gomex-Ruano, M.A. (2016). Bilateral coordination of children who are blind. Perceptual Motor Skills,  (0), 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/0031512516636527

  • Samalot, A., & Lieberman, L.J. (2016). Community programs.  In Aiello, R. (Ed.) Sports, Fitness and Motor Activities for Children with Disabilities:  A Practical Approach to Increased Physical Activity Beyond the School Day. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Litterfield

  • Lieberman, L. & Runyan, M. (2016). Teaching children who are visually impaired or deafblind. In M., Block Adapted Physical Education - An Inclusive Approach. Paul H. Brookes.

  • Ellis, M., & Lieberman, L. (2016). Deaf or hard of hearing. In M., Block Adapted Physical Education - An Inclusive Approach. Paul H. Brookes.

  • Columna, L., Fernandez-Vivo, M., Lieberman, L.J., & Arndt, K. (2015). Recreational physical activity experiences among Guatemalan families with children with visual impairments, Journal of Physical Activity and Health,

  • Columna, L., Haibach, P., Lieberman, L., Fernández-Vivó, M., & Cordero-Morales, I. (2016). Motor development and physical activities for families of children with visual impairments and blindness. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, 6(1). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/jbir/jbir16/jbir060102.html. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5241/6-89

  • Lenz, E.K., Starkoff, B.E., Foley, J.T., & Lieberman, L.J. (2015). Television time and the relationship to obesity in adults with visual impairments. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, 5(2). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/jbir/jbir15/jbir050203.html. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5241/5-79

  • Van Munster, M., Weaver, E., Lieberman, L.J., & Arndt, K. (2015). Visual impairment and physical education: Steps to success. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 109, 231-237.

  • Samalot, A., Lieberman, L.J., & Haibach, P. (2015). Teaching two critical locomotor skills to children who are blind or visually impaired. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness,109, 148-153.

  • Furtado, O., Allums-Featherston, K., Lieberman, L.J., Gutierrez, G., L. (2015). Physical activity interventions for children and youth with visual impairments, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 32, 156-176.

  • Cieslak, F., Lieberman, L.J., Haibach, P.S., & Houston-Wilson. (2015). Instructional preferences in aquatics for children with visual Impairments and their instructors, Brazilian Journal of Adapted Physical Education, (SOBOMA), 16, 9-14.

  • Columna, L., Lieberman, L.J., Lytle, R., Arndt, K. (2014). Special education terminology every physical education teachers should know. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 85, 38-45.

  • Haegele, J.J., Lieberman, L.J., Lepore, M. & Lepore-Stevens, M. (2014). A service delivery model for physical activity: Camp Abilities, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 108, 473-483.

  • Lieberman, L.J., Haegele, J.A., Lepore, M. (2014). Camp Abilities: A sports camp for children with visual impairments, Palaestra, 28, 37-43.

  • Haibach, P., Wagner, M., Lieberman, L.J. (2014). Determinants of gross motor skill performance in children with visual impairments, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2577-2584.

  • Haegele, J.A., Lieberman, L.J., Columna, L., Runyan, M. (2014) Infusing the Expanded Core Curriculum into physical education for children with visual impairments. Palaestra, 28, 44-50.

  • Munster, M. A. V., Lieberman, L.J., Samalot-Rivera, A., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2014). Individualized education plan applied to physical education; Validation of inventory in Portuguese version. Revista da Sobama, Marília, 14, 55-68.

  • Lieberman, L.J., Haibach, P., & Wagner, M. (2014). Let`s play together: Sports equipment for children with and without visual impairments, Palaestra, 28,13-15.

  • Zhang, J., LeSavoy, B., Lieberman, L.J., Barrett, L. (2014). Faculty learning community (FLC) on student Leadership: Applying student voices to leadership development, Mountain Rise, 8, 1-22.  

  • Lieberman, L.J., Columna, L., Haegele, J., & Conroy, P. (2014). How students with visual impairments can learn components of the Expanded Core Curriculum through physical education, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 108, 239-248.

  • Arndt, K., James, A., & Lieberman, L.J. (2014). Perceptions of socialization of adolescents who are blind and their parents, Clearing House Journal, 87, 69-74 

     

Current Presentations

November, 2017  National Adapted Physical Education Conference Keynote “How Inclusive is your Physical Education Class?”, “Including Children with Visual Impairment into Physical Education”, “Teaching Children with Severe Disabilities”, Sacramento, CA 

September, 2017  European Deafblind Conference “Camp Abilities for Children who are Deafblind” Aalborg, Denmark

September 2017  Halmstad University Invited Presentation “Including Children who are Visually Impaired into Physical Activity,” & Research in Visual Impairment and Physical Activity” Halmstad, Sweden

July 2017  International CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Conference “Physical Education and Transition for Children with CHARGE Syndrome Orlando, FL

March 2017  Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Spring Family Conference Keynote “Believe You Can Achieve” Vinton, Iowa

March 2017  Perkins School for the Blind Expanded Core Curriculum Series Guest Speaker “Infusing the Expanded Core Curriculum Components into Transition Through Recreation”, Watertown, MA

March, 2017  The Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America) National Conference “Physical Education for Children with Visual Impairments”-preconference workshop “Motor Skills for Children with Visual Impairments”, Boston, MA

November, 2016  The National Adapted Physical Education Conference Keynote “Potential of children with disabilities”, & “The Lieberman/Brian Inclusion Rating Scale for Physical Education”, Los Angeles, CA

October, 2016  Washington Society for Health, & Physical Education Keynote “Potential of children with disabilities”, & “The Lieberman/Brian Inclusion Rating Scale for Physical Education”, Vancouver, WA.

September, 2016   The North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity “Camp Abilities: 20 Years where have we been and where are we going?” & “The Lieberman/Brian Inclusion Rating Scale for Physical Education”, Edmonton, Alberta, CA

July, 2016  The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind “The transition experiences of individuals who are deafblind related to recreation”, “Camp Abilities: 20 Years where have we been and where are we going”, Jacksonville, FL

May, 2016  North East APE conference Keynote “Potential of children with disabilities” & “Camp Abilities: 20 Years where have we been and where are we going?” Durham, NH (UNH)

April, 2016  Society for Health and Physical Education Conference “Universally designing your physical education class”, “Let’s move active schools inclusive programming”, Minneapolis, MN

March, 2016  University of Edinburgh, through the Scottish Sensory Centre “Physical Activity for children with visual impairments” Guest Lecture

November, 2015   NY State Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance “Adapting sports for children with visual impairments into physical education”, Verona, NY

November, 2015  The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (AER) Conference on older adults and veterans “Accessibility of Hotels for Individuals who are Visually Impaired”, & “Sedentary Behavior of Adults with Visual Impairments” Norfolk, VA

October, 2015   Physical Education Teacher Education conference through the Society for Health and Physical Education “Preconference on How to Teach the Introduction to Adapted Physical Education Course”, “Inclusion Rating Scale” & “Universal Design for Learning”, Atlanta, GA. (conference planning committee)

October, 2015  Colorado Society for Health and Physical Education Guest Speaker “Pre-conference on Including Children with Visual Impairments or deafblindness into Physical Education” & “Strategies for Inclusion for Elementary Age Students” & “Strategies for Inclusion for Elementary Age Students”, Denver, CO.

August 2015   American Foundation for the Blind all day workshop “Including Children with Visual Impairments into Physical Education”, Huntington, WV

June, 2015    International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity Conference, “Accessibility of Accommodations for Individuals who are Visually Impaired or Deafblind”, “Inclusive Practices Around the World”, Post conference Guest Speaker on “Inclusion of Children with Sensory Impairments”, Natanya, Israel.

April, 2015   Beijing Sport University Guest Speaker “Transition for Children with Disability”, “Setting up Opportunities at Home for Children with Disabilities” Beijing, China

April, 2015    VIEWS Ontario Keynote Speaker “Including Children with Visual Impairments in Physical Activity” Brantford, Ontario, Canada

March, 2015  Society for Health and Physical Education Conference “Inclusion in Physical Education” & “Resources for Teaching Children with Visual Impairments” Seattle, WA.

November, 2014    Inclusive Outdoors: Adapted Adventure Activities in PE and Sports Settings, Keynote Presentation, “20 Years of Experiences with Adventure Activities at Camp Abilities” Tralee, Ireland

November, 2014  NY State Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance,” Including children with disabilities in after school sports”, Verona, NY

October 2014  NY State Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind conference-“Including children with visual impairments in after school sports s”, Albany, NY

October, 2014   North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity “Journey to Wholeness: voices of women with disabilities”, “Instructional preferences in aquatics for children with visual impairments”, Ann Arbor, MI.

July, 2014    International Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind, Keynote Presentation “Physical Activity for Life” & Motor Development for Children with Visual Impairments”, &    “On-Line Resources for Physical Activity” July, San Antonio, TX

July, 2014   Ontario Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind Keynote Presentation “Physical Activity for Children with Visual Impairments”. Ontario, Canada

April, 2014   Society for Health and Physical Education Conference “The Move Toward Offering Athletic Opportunities to Individuals with Disabilities”, St. Louis, MO

February 2014  American Foundation for the Blind Conference “Physical Activity and Individuals with Visual Impairments: Current Research to Practice”, Brooklyn, NY

Current Grants 

External

            Over $2,500,000 in external grants for Camp Abilities, & Rochester Rookies
 

2017      $300,000 from The Lavelle Foundation for 3 years to include children with visual impairments into after school sports

2017      Received $2,000 from Rochester Press Radio, Received, $6,000 from Golisano Foundation, $1,000 from the Wilmott Foundation, $1,000 Wegmans, $2,000 from Delta Gamma of Rochester, and $49,000 from NYS Commission for the Blind

                 Received $11,000 from the Christopher Reeves Foundation for sport wheelchairs 

2016       Received $2,500 from Rochester Press Radio, Received, $6,000 from Golisano Foundation, $1,000 from the Wilmott Foundation, $1,000 Wegmans, $500 Kendall Lions Club, , $2,000 from Delta Gamma of Rochester, and $49,000 from NYS Commission for the Blind

May 2015  Received $7,500 from Golisano Foundation and $10,000 from The Gibney Family Foundation to develop a documentary about all of our Camp Abilities around the world.

May 2015   Received, $5,000 from Golisano Foundation, $1,000 from the Wilmott Foundation, $500 Wegmans, $500 Kendall Lions Club, $1,000 Churchville Lions Club, $500 from Temple Sinai, $2,500 from Delta Gamma of Rochester, and $49,000 from NYS Commission for the Blind

May 2014    Received $5,000 from Golisano Foundation, $1,000 from the Wilmott Foundation, $500 Wegmans, $500 Kendall Lions Club, $1,500 from Amherst Lions Club, $1,000 Churchville Lions Club, $500 from The Brockport Community Foundation, $2,500 from Delta Gamma of Rochester, and $49,000 from NYS Commission for the Blind

November 2013   $306,000 from The Lavelle Foundation for 3 years to include children with visual impairments into after school sports

May 2013     Received $5,000 from Bausch, & Lomb, $5,000 from Golisano Foundation, $1,000 from the Wilmott Foundation, $1,500 from Delta Gamma Sorority, $500 from United States Association for Blind Athletes, $500 Wegmans, $500 Kendall Lions Club, $1,500 from Amherst Lions Club, $1,000 Churchville Lions Club, and NYS Commission for the Blind= $42,300 =$58,800

March, 2013    $14,500 from The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation for a conference bike                        

Honors/Awards

  • International:
    • 2017    * Service Award from the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation for service over the years to the organization

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      2016    * Warren C. Bledsoe Award for literary achievement for the book “Physical Education & Sport for Individuals with Visual Impairment or Deafblindness: Foundations of Instruction”

    •  2015    * Inducted as an International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Fellow in Natanya, Israel

       

  • National:
    • 2017       * Received the IMPACT Award from Oregon State University for the Impact of my work with children with visual impairments

       2017     *Received the R. Tait McKenzie Award from The Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America) for work with Camp Abilities and the community.

       2017     * Received the Points of Light Award from the US Government for Volunteerism (Designated by George H.W. Bush)

       2014     *Received the Distinguished Alumni Award from West Chester University of Pennsylvania

       

  • State:
    • 2017 -  Recipient of the Recreation Director of the Year from the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.

       

    • 2014 - Recipient of the Roland Fontain Student Engagement Award from The College at

                  Brockport

       

  • Local:
    • 2017 - The College at Brockport Diversity Engagement Award for continued efforts in the area of promoting Diversity
    • 2015 - Robert Uplinger Award from the Brockport Lions club for Service to the Community
    • 2015 - Hometown Hero Award from Rochester Press radio and Coca Cola
    • 2015 - The College at Brockport Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Association

       

Other

Lauren came to The College at Brockport in 1995. She is a sign language specialist, and her interests include: hiking, camping, canoeing, mountain biking, basketball, and tennis.

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Last Updated 11/20/18

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